Pet Friendly Beaches in North Carolina

Pet Friendly Beaches in North Carolina

Dog friendly beaches are a pooches’ happy place! From frolicking in the surf, digging in the sand, and soaking up the sun - what’s not to love? North Carolina has dog friendly beaches that your pooch will really dig! We’ve sniffed out the best NC dog friendly beaches that you and your four-legged beach buddy can enjoy together.

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Top Pet Friendly Beaches in North Carolina

Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
Nothing better than a day at the beach with your pooch!  Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina is dog friendly! Dogs are allowed on the beach with some restrictions. Dogs are not allowed on the beach strand from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM from...
Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Head out to this dog-friendly beach at Freeman Park in North Carolina.  From October 1st to March 31st dogs may be off leash. From April 1st to September 30th dogs must be leashed on the beach. This dog friendly beach is a real tail wagger!
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
Run, walk, or jog along the surf with your dog at this dog friendly beach. Wrightsville is a dog friendly beach but only allows dogs at certain times of the year. From April 1st to September 30th dogs are not allowed on the beach. Other ...
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
Kitty Hawk Beach is a dog friendly beach! From the Friday before Memorial Day until the day after Labor Day between the hours of 10 AM - 6:00 PM, dogs must be on a leash not exceeding 6 feet.  At all other days and times d...
Hatteras, North Carolina
Cape Hatteras National Seashore is the first national seashore in the country!  It includes many attractions, both natural and historic.  These include lighthouses and lifesaving stations, picnic spots, camping areas, and programs on a s...
Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Surfs up at pup friendly Carolina Beach, North Carolina! All dogs are required to be on a leash at all times. April 1st - September 30th, dogs are allowed on the beach during restricted hours BEFORE 9:00 AM and AFTER 5:00 PM.  Octob...
Manteo, North Carolina
Relax and unwind with your pooch at the beautiful Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Manteo in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Dogs are allowed on the beach year-round if they are restrained on a 6 ft. leash. Pets are prohibited on de...
Holden Beach, North Carolina
Dog friendly Holden Beach welcomes pooches to enjoy their beautiful beach in North Carolina. Dogs are not allowed on the beach May 20 - September 10, between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. All other dates/times, dogs are welcome. Dogs mu...
Corolla, North Carolina
Which way to the dog beach?  Corolla Beach welcomes dogs year round. Dogs are allowed on the beach with a year round leash law. Your pet must be on a leash at all times. Pet owners/handlers are responsible for removal of pet waste.
Ocracoke Island, North Carolina
Ocrakoke Island is the pearl of the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  You and your pup will enjoy exploring this island -- including the beach! Dogs are allowed on the beach year-round if they are restrained on a 6 ft. leash. Pets are...